I have to think a player that was acquired with a contract of 3.5MX2 gets every chance to make the roster,if he's waived he'll surely clear and if he's assigned to Rockford,he's still be a cap hit of 2.5M. Somebody had to take Zach Smith's place I guess.........I see a 'bad back' in his future.After all the drama with Strome last off-season, I'm shocked he hasn't been moved yet. He's pretty much become the new Anisimov in that there's not really a spot for him, unless maybe they move him to wing on the 3rd line. Similar to Nylander, Strome isn't very effective as a bottom six player, although Johnson and Hagel may help that.
Between Strome, Nylander, and Connelly especially, I really don't know what the plan is for any of them. Does Stan waive Connelly or do the Hawks give him a chance?